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Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

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  • India will see a huge jump in the use of electric vehicles in the years to come

  • The use of electric vehicles will help reduce the burgeoning crude oil imports that hit the exchequer as well as cause immense pollution

  • The mantra is “First Come, First Profit”, while keeping a stringent focus on quality.

  • Government will bring a policy to scrap vehicles that are 15 years old, in order to curb vehicular pollution in the country.

Niti Aayog Focus

  • NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant announced that NITI Aayog would convert all of its fleet to Electric Vehicles over the next 4 months.
  • NITI Aayog is also focusing on alternate fuels in vehicles to reduce emissions- alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells and ethanol based fuels have potential applications across the economy.

Name of the Vehicles Which Were on Display

  • Lohia’sOma Star Li two-wheeler and Comfort Plus e-rickshaw,

  • Shigan’s Green Rick Super (Passenger) & Green Cart (garbage loader)

  • Hyundai Ioniq,

  • The Mahindra eVerito,

  • The Nissan Leaf,

  • The E Tigor,

  • Magic EV,

  • Iris EV

  • Electric bus by TATA Motors

What is NITI Aayog?

  • The NITI Aayog (Hindi for Policy Commission is also referred to as National Institution for Transforming India.

  • It is a policy think tank of the Government of India.

  • It was established to achieve sustainable development goals and to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 17, 2018

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